This tea is more of a pure Maté to me than a flavored tea. I enjoy drinking Maté to give me that little “kick” that I need when replacing my morning coffee. This tea has a very light flavor with slight undertones of peach. The adjective that comes to mind as I sip the tea is “pleasant”. I enjoy an intensely flavored tea, and although this is very subtle, it is enjoyable.
The dried leaves are small pieces of green leaves that resemble a light-colored parsley blended with little black pieces. The smell of the tea is rather “woody” with slight scent of sweet peach.
I steeped the tea at 180°F for 4 minutes. I used 1 tsp of tea to 8 oz of water and added ½ tsp of German Rock Sugar. The color of the steeped tea is a creamy caramel color. I am underwhelmed with the peach/ginger flavor of the tea, but it is a nice morning cup. I may try it without sweetener next time, just to see if the flavors shine through more.
Tea Embassy describes this tea as:
Forest Grown Wild Harvest Yerba Maté from Paraguay, flavored with peach and ginger.
Although this may not be a tea that is a must have staple in my tea collection, I will finish my bag or maybe I will pass it along for someone else to enjoy. Ultimately, I would recommend this tea to those tea drinkers that like a mild tea but enjoy a good cup of Maté.